(Previously offered as 232.2)
This course will provide nutrition- and clinically oriented students with an in-depth command of the biochemical, physiological, and clinical aspects of micronutrient (vitamin/mineral) and phytonutrient (nutriceutical) metabolism. Specific aims of the course will be to a) understand the biochemical and physiological regulation of micronutrients at the molecular, cellular, and tissue level and their interactions with proteins, fats, and carbohydrates; b) describe the biochemical, physiological, and clinical features of deficiencies and excesses of micronutrients; and c) critically evaluate the potential benefits of phytonutrients and herbal preparations in disease prevention.
Prerequisites: BCHM-1010,-1020 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Lectures: 2 hours/week. Letter-graded.